MOD LIT FORUM SPOILER POLICY: MOVIE SPOILERS/LEAKS OUTSIDE OF MOVIE THREADS WILL RESULT IN INSTANT BANS

Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Hi folks: things have gotten pretty casual these days with people openly discussing spoilers, rumors, and leaks in various threads. The Lit mod team has decided to revive the Prequel-era spoiler policy.

    -- UPDATE (1/31/16): The Force Awakens spoilers are now permitted in any Lit thread. Rumors/leaks for any other upcoming Star Wars film are still subject to the below restrictions.

    -- Movie spoilers/leaks/rumors should be confined to the dedicated threads for that particular movie (e.g. Rogue One rumors in the Rogue One thread, etc., Episode VIII rumors in the Episode VIII thread etc.)

    -- A spoiler is defined as a leak or a rumor. A spoiler is NOT officially released and authorized material. Officially released and authorized material includes: trailers, press releases or publications by Star Wars, articles in legitimate publications with Lucasfilm permission (such as Entertainment Weekly), and toys/books/other products once they are officially released (September 4, 2015 for many of these).

    --Spoilers posted in the movie thread MUST use spoiler tags. Because the "spoiler=" functionality is broken on clients like tapatalk, please use generic spoiler tags like below:

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    Hey folks, did you guys hear this TFA rumor? [spoiler]It turns out Palpatine was really Gungan the entire time![/spoiler]
    --Movie spoilers posted outside of the dedicated movie threads will be edited.

    --Movie spoilers posted outside of the dedicated movie threads that lack spoiler tags will result in instant bans.

    You may post any questions/concerns here.

    Please note that "I don't want to expend the effort to tag spoilers and come on this is 2015, the internet is full of spoilers" isn't a valid reason not to be polite to your fellow users who don't want to be spoiled.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by GrandAdmiralJello, Jan 31, 2016
  2. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Regarding non-movie threads, this came up in Diversity last week so let me clarify with a fake example.

    Under this system, that's no longer acceptable?
  3. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    For now, yes, that's what the policy would require. Spoilers may only be posted in the movie threads. If we can get a hold on spoilers and it looks like everyone has little difficulty following the rules, we might look at it again.
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  4. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    So if I mentioned Kylo Ren in a thread would that count as a spoiler?
  5. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Added the following clarification to the post:



    Under this standard, the name Kylo Ren is not a spoiler. However, if you happened to know who Kylo Ren's parents are, that would be a spoiler because that information is not in any officially released products. Similarly, if there are rumors or leaks about his parentage, that would also be a spoiler.
  6. DarkEagle Jedi Master

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    What will the policy be post-release? A release discussion thread, spoilers allowed in threads marked TFA spoilers, open policy after 30 days?
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  7. DarkEagle Jedi Master

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  8. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    We're discussing it but I'd say all three seem likely.
  9. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Updated spoiler policy. See red section.
  10. Ulicus Lit'ari

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